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I'm just getting into painting and have outgrown the little chessex box that I originally purchased - that and I now have a few that are just too big ( 02599 - Frorigh Frost Giant, 03749 - Succubus, 02263 - Trezzna and 03184 - Varessh, Female Demon so far) for the 'standard' sized little storage slots.

 

Also, there are a few that I want to be able to display and without having to go crazy trying to keep them all dusted.  I have a spare chessex dice box that seems to be about the right size for the average mini, but some have longer swords, or like the Succubus, wings that need more space.

 

So, the question .. what do you guys use for storage and display?

 
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In our living room we have a small wooden Ikea Cabinet with glass shelves for display.

 

My many minis don't fit there, so I store them in big plastic containers in my garage.

 

I'm waiting for that dreadful moment when my stepvixens leave the house and then like a vulture waiting for a meal, I will swoop in and redecorate the empty room that they will leave behind.

Somehow I guess the sad feeling to see them go, will be somewhat compensated by acquiting a hobby room.

This might take a few years from now..

 

*** Innocently shoves a real estate folder towards oldest step vixen***

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For storage, I use a combination of Chessex figure cases, GW figure cases, and gun cases. I still have a lot in random cardboard boxes; I need A LOT more figure cases, but they're expensive...

 

I haven't really figured out any good way for display, so I currently don't.

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Like above, my finished models usually end up in a display cabinet.  The one I have now is mostly wood and very dark inside, so I'm looking to replace it with something that is mostly glass.

 

I would also like a better method boxing miniatures.  I have some standard Chessex cases, but these really only worked well when I first started and didn't base my models.  Normal sized models fit nicely when lied down.  Now that I am basing everything, and some bases can get elaborate, the Chessex cases just don't work.  I'd like something that is foam lined, and allows for the model is sit on it's base instead of some weird angle where the model is resting on it painted surface.

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For storage/display of my miniatures I use two 6'X3'X1' camera display cases I got for free when the local Source stores (Canadian Radio Shack) renovated.  Each has a built in light, ten adjustable glass shelves, and two sliding glass doors.  All I had to do was repaint their flaming red exteriors black to match my other furniture. 

 

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Looking at that Ikea display case I think it would be very cool to have on each level a themed display board with an ever changign ensemble of miniatures: Air borne creatures on the top in a sky or mountain setting. Then follows the ground level with lush vegetation. Underneath again a dusty crypt full of undead and other hell spawn. Finally in the bottom the Underdark awaits with crystal caves and Beholders galore. Alternatively a hellish landscape with demons would suit the bottom level, too.

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